Official standard of the FCI dating from 08-09-1988 *

General appearance:

Well proportioned, smooth outline showing quality, gracefulness and perfect balance, combined with sufficient substance to give impression of endurance. Any tendency to coarseness or weediness undesirable.


Tenacious, hardworking sheepdog, of great tractability.


Keen, alert, responsive and intelligent. Neither nervous nor aggressive.

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Head and Skull: Ears: Eyes: Nose: Mouth: Coat Forequarters Hindquarters Feet Body Tail Neck

Gait / Movement:

Free, smooth and tireless, with minimum lift of feet, conveying impression of ability to move with great stealth and speed.


Ideal hight: dogs 53 cm (21 inches), bitches slightly less.


variety of colours permitted, but white should never predominate.


Any departure from foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree.


Male animals should have two apperently normal testicles fully descendend into the scrotum.

* Approved by the general assembly on the 23rd en 24th of June 1987 in Jerusalem.